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White man charged with fatally shooting black man in Florida

Prosecutors charged a white man with manslaughter Monday in the death of an unarmed black man whose videotaped shooting in a store parking lot has revived debate over Florida’s “stand …


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 9:51 p.m.

Otter lets ‘stand your ground’ law take effect, though he says it would OK shooting mischievous kids

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter on Wednesday allowed a “stand your ground” gun-rights bill to become law without his signature – though he said it would legally allow mischievous Idaho kids …


UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 4:54 p.m.

Idaho House passes ‘stand your ground’ law, 57-12

Idaho lawmakers passed a “stand your ground” law on Tuesday that supporters said will simply write into law provisions that have existed in Idaho case law and jury instructions for …


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 4:02 p.m.

Idaho Senate backs ‘stand your ground’ gun law on party-line vote

The Idaho Senate has passed a “stand your ground” gun law on a 29-6 party-line vote, with all Senate Republicans voting in favor and all Senate Democrats voting against.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 6:28 p.m.

Idaho lawmakers debate gun rights and gun safety - not gun control

Rep. Heather Scott says she has an answer to school shootings: More retired law enforcement officers carrying concealed guns when they pick up their grandchildren from school. Scott proposed one …


UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 12:42 p.m.

Miami judge rules Florida’s new ‘Stand Your Ground’ law is unconstitutional

Florida’s updated “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law is unconstitutional, a Miami judge ruled on Monday.


Florida judge denies ‘stand your ground’ defense in shooting

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A Florida judge on Friday denied a “stand your ground” defense for a retired Florida police officer who fatally shot a man in a movie theater …


Florida could flip burden of proving ‘stand your ground’

Florida’s “stand your ground” law, a source of contention for years, could soon provide even more protection to people who invoke it. Some lawmakers want to make prosecutors prove a …